Cake Batter Snickerdoodles Gift + Gratitude Blog Hop

Cakes & Cupcakes · Desserts · Gifts · Holidays · Printables · November 17, 2013

Thankful for Friends like You Gift Idea - CUTE! Such an easy idea - fill with delicious cake batter snickerdoodles, add your tag and ribbon and it's ready! Recipe on { }

It’s the perfect time of year to stop and take a minute to count your many blessings. We gathered some friends together for a gratitude blog hop because we wanted to let our families know just how much we love and appreciate them. Check out my project for a simple Cake Batter Snickerdoodle Recipe + Gift and then visit my friends to see what they created with the “Gratitude” theme. There are recipes, printables and family traditions included in this blog hop that I think you will LOVE!

I wanted to share with you guys a simple recipe as well as show you how to turn it into an easy and cute gift idea too.Β I thought it was a cute and simple gift idea perfect for those that you are thankful for. You can obviously fill it with any type of goodies you’d like but I filled mine with Cake Batter Snickerdoodles (a new recipe I just tried last week).

Thankful for Friends like You Gift Idea - CUTE! Such an easy idea - fill with delicious cake batter snickerdoodles, add your tag and ribbon and it's ready! Recipe on { }

The whole thing was so easy to throw together. This is what you’ll need to do it too:


– Jar

– Thankful print (available for download below)

– Ribbon/Twine/Jute

– Scrapbook Paper

– Glue Dots

– Treat of some sort


Thankful for sweet friends like you Print

Thankful for sweet clients like you Print

Thankful for sweet moms like you Print

Thankful for sweet neighbors like you Print
Thanksgiving - Thankful for sweet friends Print

Thankful for sweet friends Print - Christmas

Thankful for Sweet Teachers Like You Print

1. Download the tag you’d like to use by clicking on the image above. Then RIGHT-CLICK and SAVE. Open it in a program like word, Re-size it to what you’d like it to be and then print and cut out. Attach it to your jar using glue dots.

Thankful for Friends like You Gift Idea - CUTE! Such an easy idea - fill with delicious cake batter snickerdoodles, add your tag and ribbon and it's ready! Recipe on { }

Thankful for Friends like You Gift Idea - CUTE! Such an easy idea - fill with delicious cake batter snickerdoodles, add your tag and ribbon and it's ready! Recipe on { }

2. Add some scrapbook paper to the top by cutting out a circle in the size of your lid. Attach with glue dots. Also tie some ribbon or twine around the top.

Thankful for Friends like You Gift Idea - CUTE! Such an easy idea - fill with delicious cake batter snickerdoodles, add your tag and ribbon and it's ready! Recipe on { }

3. Fill your jar with goodies!

Thankful for Friends like You Gift Idea - CUTE! Such an easy idea - fill with delicious cake batter snickerdoodles, add your tag and ribbon and it's ready! Recipe on { }


You can also use the other tags to turn it into an Easy Christmas Gift Idea by filling it with some yummy treats like Almond Hershey’s Kisses:

Thankful for Sweet Friends Like You Christmas Gift Idea - Cute. Simple. Inexpensive!

Or a gift to give at ANY TIME by attaching it to a jar or wrapped loaf of bread (for yummy bread recipes you can check out: Snickerdoodle Bread, Banana Bread, White Chocolate Lemon Bread)

Thankful for Sweet Friends Like You Tag - Free download on { }


So easy - Cake Batter Snickerdoodles! { } Recipe is made from yellow cake mix. These are so soft and yummy!

So easy - Cake Batter Snickerdoodles! { } Recipe is made from yellow cake mix. These are so soft and yummy!

To make the Cake Batter Snickerdoodles, here’s what you’ll need:

Cake Batter Snickerdoodles Recipe

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 7 minutes
Total Time 12 minutes
Servings 24
Calories 111 kcal
Author Lil' Luna


  • 1 box Duncan Hines Classic Yellow Cake Mix
  • 3 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil


  1. Combine sugar and cinnamon in a bowl and mix. Set aside.

  2. Combine cake mix, eggs and oil in a bowl and mix with a wooden spoon until all combined. Use medium cookie scoop and scoop onto greased cookie sheet. Sprinkle with sugar and cinnamon mix. Using the bottom of a cup, flatten the cookies a bit.
  3. Bake at 375 for 7-9 minutes. Let Cool & ENJOY!

Nutrition Facts
Cake Batter Snickerdoodles Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 111 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3g 5%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 15mg 5%
Sodium 162mg 7%
Potassium 15mg 0%
Total Carbohydrates 19g 6%
Sugars 10g
Protein 1g 2%
Vitamin A 0.5%
Calcium 5.1%
Iron 3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Hop on over to these fun projects based around the Gratitude theme:
14 GRATITUDE printables, recipes and ideas

A big, huge thank you to our families for their support and love. They are our guinea pigs, models, help us when we have last minute deadlines, don’t blink when we wear yoga pants for two days in a row and stick through the good, the bad and the ugly. We are so grateful for you.

Look at all these pretty faces! So much love in this collage:

Gratitude Blog Hop with several bloggers

Kari from U Create // Jodie from Eighteen25 // Cindy from Skip to My Lou // Amy from Positively Splendid
Kelli from Lolly Jane // Mique from Thirty Handmade Days // Leigh Anne from Your Homebased Mom // Steph from Somewhat Simple
Melissa from Polka Dot Chair // Kristen from Capturing Joy // Becky from Organizing Made Fun // Amy from the Idea Room
Kristyn from Lil Luna // Desiree from the 36th Avenue

We thought you might have fun getting to know a little bit more about our families too. So we asked them some questions. Here’s what they had to say:
(questions and answers here)


For the kids:Β 
What are your favorite holiday traditions as a family?
LILY: We always go to Disneyland, and it is our FAVORITE!! We also make Gingerbread Houses and it is really fun.
What is your favorite recipe or project that your mom has made?
LILY: I just like so many. I like her banana bread and cookies!
Do you have any family favorite- games, movies, activities, hobbies?
LILY: We like to go on Merkley Adventures. Our favorite movie to watch together is Hotel Transylvania, and our favorite game to play together is Candyland.
Are you tired of taking pictures for Mom’s blog? πŸ™‚
LILY: No. I LOVE taking pictures with her.
For the husband:Β 
What do you do for a living? I teach Orthotics and Prosthetics.
How did you two meet?Β  And what do you love most about your wife? We met at a random party almost 9 years ago! I love that she cares about others. This is what attracted me to her when we first started hanging out. She always gets so much joy out of seeing and helping others succeed. She also makes it her own personal challenge to help those in need, and she doesn’t stop until she feels she has made a difference.
How much time do you think your wife spends on her blog per week? What is your favorite project/recipe she’s made?
I would say she spends about 30-35 hours per week on the blog. It impresses me, though that none of this time is done while the kids are awake. most of it is either REALLY late or REALLY early.
What’s her favorite thing about blogging?
Getting to know all sorts of people that she normally would not get to. Ever since I met her, she said her greatest wish would be to be friends with everyone in the world. This blog helps her get a little closer to that πŸ™‚
And my least favorite thing about blogging?
Meals are a little more complicated. When it is a dish that is going on the blog, we don’t get to eat together, sine we eat while she is doing the photo shoot πŸ™‚
Man, I sure love my family and am SO grateful for them. I seriously do not know what I’d do without them. They bring me SO much joy, and I love that they are my best helpers, supporters and friends!!
Hope you had fun with this grateful hop!
If you want more Gift Ideas be sure to check out:
Cookie Gift Idea! So easy, just fill with yummy cookies and give to that special person!
Fall Cookies in a Jar Gift with free recipe tag on { } This makes a great gift & is so easy to put together!
Uh-MASON Friend Gift idea with free tags. The perfect little gift filled with yummy treats!
For all Gift ideas go HERE.

For all Free Prints go HERE.

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I hope you guys know how grateful I am for you too… I would be nothing without my readers!!
XO – Kristyn
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Cute printable as always! I need to use it for visit teaching this week. πŸ˜‰
Lo’s answers were so sweet. You two make a great match. xoxo
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    Lil' Luna

    Thanks, Miq! Lorin is definitely my best match ever!! πŸ˜€ XO


Love snickerdoodles & I love gifts in jars! So cute!!! Absolutely ADORE seeing you all with your families. Best part for sure!!!
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    Lil' Luna

    Thank you, Gina! It really is fun to see the families behind the blogs!! πŸ˜€

Gloria @ Simply Gloria

I love how simple and classy this recipe and gift idea is. Love the printable!
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    Lil' Luna

    Thank you SO much Gloria – you’re so sweet! Thanks for stopping by, and I hope you have a great week. πŸ™‚


I love this and plan on doing this next week. What size did you use for the qt jar ? (I’m too tired to try and figure it out…help me, will ya >)

    Lil' Luna

    What size of print? It ended up being 4.25 x 2.75 inches for the quart size jar. πŸ™‚ I just made the cookies a little smaller than usual so they would fit through the top. πŸ™‚

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Kristyn –

You have a beautiful blog and wonderful Thanksgiving idea – this is so neat! Thank you for sharing this. It was wonderful participating in the blog hop with you!

Becky B.
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    Lil' Luna

    You are so sweet, Becky! Thank you!! Hope you have a great Thanksgiving holiday! XO

Desiree @ The36thAvenue

Love this my friend… I am pinning πŸ™‚
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Amy Huntley

So fun! Love your printable!!
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Love the cookies and printable, love to hear from your husband about you. I have always wanted to be friends with everyone in the world, too. I’ve said, “everyone is my friend, I just haven’t met them all yet.”
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    Lil' Luna

    Totally agree, Kristen!! Is it asking too much to be friends with everyone? I think not! πŸ˜‰ XO

Lolly Jane

Cookies + mason jars = perfection!
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Leigh Anne @Your Homebased Mom

Love this idea – thanks for the darling printable and yummy recipe!
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Amy @ Positively Splendid

Yummy! This recipe looks terrific, and the printable is super cute, too!
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jen @ Tatertots & Jello

I love this! So adorable!!



I love this! Would you be able to make one that says Thankful for Sweet Teachers? Or can this one be edited?…This would be a perfect gift for my daughter’s preschool teachers:)


Thanks for another great idea and printable. I am a big fan of your work!! Hope you have a very Happy Thanksgiving! We go to Disneyland during the holidays too. I just love the park all decorated for the holidays and the parade.

    Lil' Luna

    Thank you SO much Leslie for the sweet comment!! Disneyland during the holidays is the best!! Thinking about it makes me smile. This will be the first year we don’t go since we moved to Texas and I’m so sad about it! πŸ™


I love this little gift idea, I am wanting to change the printable tag to say “Thankful for sweet teachers like you!” is there any way I can do that?


Thanks for sharing this cute printable and I can’t wait to try the recipe!


Is there any way to change “friends” to “family”?

Suzanne Holt

First of all, what a creative and easy way to make snickerdoodles. Thank you also for the label templates. Pinned to my “Gratitude” board.
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Such a cute and fun printable! Pinned!
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Julia Bettencourt

Thanks for the printables. Apparently I missed these last year. You did a great job on them!


Snickerdoodles are my favorite cookie! Thank you! I love this idea, and would like to use it for Christmas. Is there any way you could make a printable that said “neighbors” where it says “friends” on the Christmas one?


    Also, I finished reading the comments section and see that you’ve already made some accommodations. I just wanted to say thank you again for what you’ve done. It’s appreciated. If you can’t get to one more, I can make due with “friends” πŸ™‚


Thank you very much for the printable! They are awesome!


First think I thought was – “I hope I can edit out the Thanksgiving and use for Christmas – it’s such a cute printable!” and then I scrolled down and you already had it covered! Thank you so much for the great idea. I’m going to make these ginger cookies from allrecipes ( which are amazing and Christmasy! Thanks again, Hannah

Jill Jones

Any way you could make a “clients” one? The friends was a huge hit!
Thank you!!


I LOVE this printable! Is there any way you could do a ‘Thankful for sweet moms like you!’ for Christmas? I’d love to do this for the room moms in my classroom. Thank you!!


    I absolutely hate to ask during such a busy season, but is there any way you could
    make a “neighbors” one for Christmas? These jars would be perfect gifts! Thank you!!

    Lil' Luna

    Just added it. πŸ™‚


Love it! I need one for neighbors! Great idea!

Mandy Williams

Thank you! Great for my last minute Christmas stuff!

Angela Lemmons

Could you please post a new link for the neighbor tag? The current one links to a friends tag.

Thanks so much!!


The neighbor one isn’t working. It says “friends” again. Can you email me the neighbor one? It’s so cute!! [email protected]

    Lil' Luna

    Can you try it again… it should be working now. πŸ˜‰

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Hi…would you make a label to match saying thankful for sweet family like you? Would love to make it for my family members Thanks, Barb


I LOVE these tags. anyway you could create a tag that said “Thankful for parents like you”


Thank you for these downloads! Used it today for little teacher’s gifts, and it was just perfect!

    Kristyn Merkley

    Oh, I am so glad you were able to use them πŸ™‚ I bet they loved them! Thank you for letting me know!

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That really creative. Thumbs up for the efforts! Thanks for sharing this


I love the banana bread gift idea with your cute labels. I want to try but I can’t seem to find a nice clear bag to gift them in. Can you tell me where you got yours?

    Kristyn Merkley

    I can’t remember exactly where, but any grocery store should have gallon baggies that should fit them πŸ™‚

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